“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.”
I found this quote from Kafka many years ago in a book called Your Own Worst Enemy by Kenneth W. Christian (you can read my review here), Ph.D. For me, it perfectly sums up what goal achievement is all about: persevering and staying committed, until you you get to the point of no return.
This rang so true for me this year when I was writing Baby Proof Your Career. There were days when I really struggled – with the fear of failure, with overwhelm – and keeping on going was so tough. But then, unexpectedly, I reached a point where I knew there was no turning back. I had come so far, it was easier to go forward than backward. From that point on it was a question of “when”, not “if”.